loading
Documents

Research.Publish.Connect.

Paper

Authors: J. E. Muñoz ; E. R. Gouveia ; M. S. Cameirão and S. Bermúdez i Badia Badia

Affiliation: Universidade da Madeira, Portugal

ISBN: 978-989-758-269-1

Keyword(s): Heart Rate Variability, Smartwatch, Exergaming, Biocybernetic Loops, Older Adults, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, Physiological Computing.

Abstract: Exergames are videogames that use physical movement to mediate player’s interactions with digital contents. Multiple adaptation mechanisms have been used to enhance the effectiveness of employing Exergames to promote physical exercise. One of the most interesting strategies utilizes physiological signals to infer the status of player’s cardiorespiratory responses and create real-time game adaptations. This strategy is called biocybernetic-adaptation and despite its promising potential, quantitative studies identifying measurable benefits are scarce. We developed a between-subjects study measuring the autonomic-cardiac regulation differences between conventional cardiorespiratory training methods and a physiologically modulated Exergame in a group of fifteen older adults. We used heart rate (HR) data measured through smartwatches and a floor-projection setup to encourage players to exert in targeted HR zones. We presented the analysis of the time users spent in the target zone and the Heart-Rate-Variability (HRV) in time and frequency domains during training sessions of 20 minutes length. Two time-domain (SDNN and RMSSD) and one frequency-domain (VLF) HRV parameters showed significant differences, revealing lower HRV values in the physiologically adaptive condition when compared with conventional training. Our data suggests that smartwatch technology can be accurate enough to assess HRV changes, and that a HR based physiologically adaptive Exergame induces less HRV. (More)

PDF ImageFull Text

Download
Sign In Guest: Register as new SciTePress user now for free.

Sign In SciTePress user: please login.

PDF ImageMy Papers

You are not signed in, therefore limits apply to your IP address 23.20.7.34

In the current month:
Recent papers: 100 available of 100 total
2+ years older papers: 200 available of 200 total

Paper citation in several formats:
Muñoz J., Gouveia E., Cameirão M. and Badia S. (2017). Heart Rate Variability in Exergaming - Feasibility and Benefits of Physiological Adaptation for Cardiorespiratory Training in Older Adults by Means of Smartwatches.In Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - AHA, ISBN 978-989-758-269-1, pages 145-150. DOI: 10.5220/0006601401450150

@conference{aha17,
author={J. E. Muñoz and E. R. Gouveia and M. S. Cameirão and S. Bermúdez i Badia Badia},
title={Heart Rate Variability in Exergaming - Feasibility and Benefits of Physiological Adaptation for Cardiorespiratory Training in Older Adults by Means of Smartwatches},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - AHA,},
year={2017},
pages={145-150},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0006601401450150},
isbn={978-989-758-269-1},
}

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 5th International Congress on Sport Sciences Research and Technology Support - AHA,
TI - Heart Rate Variability in Exergaming - Feasibility and Benefits of Physiological Adaptation for Cardiorespiratory Training in Older Adults by Means of Smartwatches
SN - 978-989-758-269-1
AU - Muñoz J.
AU - Gouveia E.
AU - Cameirão M.
AU - Badia S.
PY - 2017
SP - 145
EP - 150
DO - 10.5220/0006601401450150

Login or register to post comments.

Comments on this Paper: Be the first to review this paper.